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BEE 6940 Engineering Effective Technical Communication (Spring 2020)

This research guide lists top tools and databases to help you find scholarly information on a variety of subjects.

Top Tools

Course reserves, In addition to Mann Library, 20,000 science and engineering books are located in Uris Library

Passkey Off-campus? Log in once with this browser bookmarklet that connects you to all the Library's databases and journals with a single Cornell log-in. See this video.

Unpaywall.org - looks for legal, open-acces copies of an article

Citation Management - Keep track of your references, format bibliographies in thousands of styles. Mendeley, Zotero, Endnote, Papers. Email engrref@cornell.edu for free premium upgrade for Mendeley.

Rapid delivery of books not owned by Cornell from Borrow Direct and scanned articles from Interlibrary loan.

SHARES program - visit and possibly borrow books from other libraries, such as Columbia, Syracuse, Ohio State, Boston University.

Stay Current - with JournalTOCS - have tables of contents from journals in your field delivered to your email.

SPARC Author Addendum -  sign and send to your publisher to retain your rights to your article -  to distribute in your classes, include sections in later works, post to a website.

Streaming videos on how-to-use library databases - such as Engineering Village, Knovel, etc.

Databases below for journal articles, patents, standards, such as Scopus, Engineering Village.

Top Databases

Icebreaker Questions

1) Which citation management program do you use, if any? Why?

2) Have there been times when you couldn't find or organize the information you needed? Describe.

Email to jhp1@cornell.edu